Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1322: The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the
royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.1323:
"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the
sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of
love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us. (SC, 47)'
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Second Monday of each month (September to June) after the 8:30 AM Mass until 7 PM in the chapel.
Holy Communion for sick and homebound parishioners
If you or a loved one are sick and/or homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact the office (610-834-1975) so that we can arrange to have one
of the parish clergy or extrordinary ministers of Holy Communion bring Holy Communion to you or your loved one.
Holy Days of Obligation
In addition to Sunday, the days to be observed as holy days of obligation in the Latin Rite dioceses of the United States of America, in conformity with canon 1246,
are as follows:
- January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
- Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, the solemnity of the Ascension
- August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
- November 1, the solemnity of All Saints
- December 8, the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
- December 25, the solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Whenever January 1, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15, the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1, the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or on a
Monday, the precept to attend Mass is abrogated.